Location Profile

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The world-class healthcare system is located near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Several hospitals in the company are in need of staff, and two are critical access hospitals, vital to fulfilling the healthcare needs of the community. The hospitals each offer a variety of services to their patients including emergency care, cardiac care, cancer care, rehabilitation, surgical centers and more. With strong histories in the area, each hospital is an integral part of ensuring the wellbeing of all who seek treatment.

Community Overview

Wilkes-Barre is one of the most exciting and treasured areas in the state. With a wealth of activities, gorgeous surroundings all year, and plenty of culture, it’s considered family-friendly and a great spot for anyone to settle. The charm of the region can’t be overstated, as the cities’ neighborhoods offer more to explore and discovery every time you turn around. The area is beautiful in the fall, with tourists and residents coming out to see the fall foliage and enjoy the festivities the season brings. When you’re ready to explore, it’s easy, as most areas have an abundance of transit options including bus routes and taxis. It's also the home of a community of over 60+ Passport USA RNs just an hour away.  

Learn more about Wilkes-Barre at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


The region’s cities have established a notable educational system, with some areas ranking in the top 200 of nearly 500 schools in the state. Each school district is devoted to giving students the right education to accomplish their dreams with specialized programs, extracurricular activities and other options for success. School districts include several K-12 schools, middle schools and high schools, in addition to the area offering private institutions for students.

Click here to read more about public schools in Wilkes-Barre.
Click here to read about private schools in Wilkes-Barre.

Once you find the school you are interested in, you will need to contact them directly with any questions you might have.


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Local and Nearby Attractions

Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding areas offer multiple shopping options so whether you’re looking for big box stores, chic boutiques or large shopping malls, you’ll find it here. When you want to have an adventure or a day out, the region has plenty to entertain you and your family. You may decide to indulge in the area’s art scene or bask in the sun in the award-winning park system recreational parks. For affordable fun, the region has a robust calendar of local events and festivals.

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Religious Centers


Crime Rate

The cities of Central Pennsylvania, especially near the river valley, are ideal for families, with some areas boasting crime rates more than 50% lower than the national average, while others have had marked decreases in incidents over the last year. The state and city police are dedicated to patrolling their respective areas to ensure community safety.

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